Tag Archives: Northern Manhattan

The Glenn Crytzer Quartet in Bennett Park

Join Glenn, Mike and the gang back in Bennett Park. Bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy the show!

Your tips are appreciated as musicians are out of work due to the current covid crisis! The tip jar will be out for cash, we also accept:
Venmo: @glenncrytzer
Paypal: glenn@glenncrytzer.com

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2020 Higher Ground Festival: “Howl”


Howl: Contemporary dance and spoken word. Double Take Dance (Ashley Carter & Vanessa Martinez de Baños) and Zara Lawler.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpKmCAXt4vQ

…”I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by wedding
planners, dieting, in shapewear,…” DoubleTake Dance presents a dance choreography to the spoken word performance of Zara Lawler. Choreographed by Vanessa Martínez de Baños
and Ashley Carter, and using text from the poem “Howl” by Amy Newman, dance and poetry come together to form a voice. In a collaborative project, they will be fusing various art forms as a means to explore the obscure and obvious ways in which girls/women are denied experiences, and are limited in
the world (or how they are viewed by the world). “Howl” explores the oppression outcasted women endure in a male-dominated, patriarchal culture, and the entrapments of their socio-gender. The artists will play with the juxtaposition of masculine/feminine, notions of androgyny, and the interplay of cadence with
movement.We are excited to announce the 2020 Higher Ground Festival will be happening from Oct. 3rd – Oct. 17th, virtually, in collaboration with Arts ON AIR livestream. The festival will be livestreamed on Arts ON AIR’s YouTube (Arts ON AIR) and Instagram (Arts ON AIR) as well as HGF’s Instagram (Higher Ground Festival), later to be posted on the HGF YouTube. It will be promoted on these platforms as well as Facebook Event Pages per each performance. Higher Ground Festival brings Northern Manhattan artists together to network and create interdisciplinary collaborations that are presented free to the community. This will be HGF’s 5th as a notable arts festival in the upper Manhattan community. Presently all performances are slated for 5:30pm EST start time, however the time may adjust to 5:00pm as the days become shorter.

Word Up – Fridge, Census, & Health

Join us Tuesdays in September for outdoor festivities with Word Up & Coach Dave! Bring food to share with the community and fill The People’s Fridge. Make sure you fill out the Census. Learn about getting tested for your health. Plus we will be giving away free books (adult and children) & school supplies (while supplies last). And win some People’s History Books at the end of each event (3 sets to give away) — just stop by and let us know you took the Census!

Donate to the People’s Fridge at Word Up!
Venmo: @Elise-Strumpf
Paypal: elisestrumpf@gmail.com

NoMAA: Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) is a non-profit arts service organization whose mission is to cultivate, support and promote the works of artists and arts organizations in northern Manhattan.

NoMAA’s story begins in 2006, when the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone recognized Northern Manhattan’s need for a more cohesive cultural community in which artists and arts organizations have the resources and support necessary to maximize their artistic, social, and economic potential. NoMAA obtained its official 501(c)3 status in 2007, and was incubated by the Hispanic Federation until becoming fully independent in 2011.

NoMAA facilitates the creation of new works by both emerging and established artists; strengthens the infrastructures of local arts organizations; encourages public dialogue, engagement, and collective reflection around issues that affect upper Manhattan’s cultural community; and fosters the region’s economic development and overall vibrancy.

Calls for Artists

The following were submitted to Heightsites.  Note: This is not a comprehensive list of “Calls for Artists” in Northern Manhattan just information that has been submitted to us.


The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students in New York’s 13th Congressional District. This year’s original artwork will be PHOTOGRAPHY SUBMISSIONS ONLY.

Please send photograph submissions to Espaillartcompetition@mail.house.gov. ONE photograph per submission.

Deadline: Friday, May 5, 2017.
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NOMAA, Broadway Housing Communities & The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum: Opening the Way

Abre Camino – Opening the Way” is an exhibition of works inspired by the transformative role of arts used in narratives, practices and aesthetics of contemporary urban life under hyper-development in the changing landscape.
Presented by Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance in partnership with Broadway Housing Communities and The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling.
June 6 – 28, 2017
Rio II Gallery
583 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10031.
DEADLINE: Thursday, May 18, 2017, 11:59pm EST
https://www.facebook.com/northernmanhattanartsalliance/

Creations Art Show; Who Is My Neighbor?

Creations Art Show is accepting submissions for our June 2017 exhibition on the theme of Who is my Neighbor? Artists of all media, experience levels, and ages are welcome to participate. Performing artists will be scheduled for our opening and/or closing reception. All work to include a personal story or statement that explains how the piece relates to the theme of Who is my Neighbor? Creations Art Show is at Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church, 178 Bennett Ave at 189th St., one block west of Broadway in upper Manhattan. Deadline to submit application and Artist Statement: May 20. Artwork to be delivered the week of May 22 – 30. To apply, please email osacreations@yahoo.com to request an application form.

The show runs from Saturday, June 3 through Sunday, June 18. Performance times are Saturday June 3 and Saturday, June 17, from 6 – 9.


Call for Inwood children’s artwork for Bruce’s Garden’s Gallery in the Gazebo’s First Children’s Art Show, We are All One Human Family, curated by Nadema Agard. which will run  May 1st thru June 30th.

Requirements:   Please submit scanned images of 9 x 12″ color drawings or paintings to redearthstudio@aol.com or private message on Facebook. 300 dpi is not required but is preferred resolution for promotional flyers.

Submission Deadline: April 21, 2017/Selected Work Deadline: April 28, 2017.  Selected Artwork must be laminated submissions labeled on the back with:  First Name, Last Name, (Age of Child) Year of Work.


Northern Manhattan Arts and Culture (NMAC) is creating a directory of artists living and working in Washington Heights and Inwood. If you are an uptown artist, we want to include you!  Please go to www.nmac.nyc  and submit your information.